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1180125   Aircraftman Stephen George Kirkham
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 976 Balloon Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 30/04/1942 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 34
Summary      
Stephen George Kirkham was the son of Mr and Mrs. T. Kirkham and husband of Mrs. Mary Agnes Kirkham of Hammond Street, Moneymore. He served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 976 Balloon Squadron in Egypt. Balloons provided protection at several important ports and coastal landing areas, effectively enhancing the existing anti-aircraft defences and preventing low level attacks by enemy aircraft. Stephen George Kirkham appears to have died from wounds received in action.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Heliopolis War Cemetery
  Heliopolis, Cairo
Grave Ref: Grave 1-F-8
CWGC Casualty 2209307
Summary      
Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the north-east of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport. Heliopolis War Cemetery is situated opposite El Banat (Girls') College in Nabil el Wakkard Street, and access to the cemetery is from this street.